Arkansas Center for Energy,
Natural Resources, and Environmental Studies
ACENRES is an organization dedicated to the advancement of research and education
in the areas of energy, natural resources, and the environment.
ACENRES will promote faculty research in these focus areas and in disciplines that
support them, with an emphasis on involvement of undergraduate students. This will
be done by staff members of ACENRES conducting research in the particular areas of
their own expertise and by providing funds to other ATU faculty who conduct research
related to the Center's mission. This will also be accomplished through lending of
Center expertise and equipment to ATU research investigations. ACENRES will also publicize
departmental and individual expertise within the Tech community related to the scope
of the Center's mission.
NEW! We are currently accepting proposals for the 2013-14 Research and other Sponsored
Programs (deadline October 25, 2013). We now have five different programs available:
1. Faculty Research Grant Program - This program is our traditional faculty research grant program. Funding will include
faculty salary/benefits for Summer I, student labor, supplies, travel, and other services.
2. Internship-To-Partnership Program - This program will provide funding to facilitate long-term, ongoing partnerships
with external organizations. Funding will include student labor monies for up to 2
years (depending on internal funding), during which time the faculty sponsor and external
organization work toward creating a permanent partnership. Funds in the form of overloads
will also be provided to the faculty mentor.
3. Intensive Summer Research Program - This program will provide funds for two students and a faculty member to work closely
together on an intensive project during Summer I. Funding will include a stipend for
each student, salary monies for the faculty member, and travel/supplies funds.
4. Community-Based Research Program - This program will provide funds for students to work on projects that are considered
a direct benefit to the community. It is intended that these projects will typically
have a community partner and involve multiple students. Funds will be provided for
one primary research student, while other students work on the project for research
experience. Funds in the form of overloads will also be provided to the faculty mentor.
5. Equipment Grant Program - This program will provide faculty members the opportunity to purchase research
equipment not normally available with departmental funds.
Use the following links to download the forms with instructions on how to apply for
Cover Page (.doc)
Budget Outline (.doc)
Note that this will be the only grant offering this academic year. You may submit
a proposal for multiple programs, but each must be independent.
Questions about ACENRES or previously funded projects? Visit our website at: http://www.atu.edu/ces or contact the Director, Dr. Jason Patton, 479-968-0676.